Monthly Archive: May 2016

May 23 2016

Ten and WIN announce affiliation deal

In news that doesn’t really surprise anyone, the Ten Network has announced that it has entered into a five-year agreement with WIN to supply the regional network with programming for its markets covering Queensland, Southern NSW, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the ACT. The deal, effective 1 July, comes as Ten’s current regional partner, Southern Cross Austereo, …

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May 21 2016

Obituary: Oscar Whitbread

Oscar Whitbread, former television producer, died earlier this week at the age of 86. Whitbread first joined ABV2 in Melbourne in January 1957, just months after it first commenced transmission. His early years at ABV were predominantly focused on producing documentary and variety programs — in particular, the long-running magazine program Panorama, hosted by popular presenter Corinne Kerby, …

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May 20 2016

Ten and Southern Cross renew for Northern NSW

The Ten Network and Southern Cross Austereo have renewed their programming partnership in the Northern New South Wales market for the next five years. The agreement, effective 1 July, will see SCA maintain its Network Ten programming in the region despite recently forming ties with the Nine Network for other regional areas in the eastern states. …

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May 09 2016

Obituary: Reg Grundy

Reg Grundy, the radio announcer who went on to become one of Australia’s most successful television producers, has died at the age of 92. His media career began in the 1950s as a sports commentator on Sydney radio station 2SM. This led to him developing and hosting radio game shows, the most successful being Wheel …

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May 09 2016

The 58th TV Week Logie Awards

Congratulations to The Project‘s Waleed Aly (pictured), winner of the TV Week Gold Logie for Best Personality On Australian Television. Aly won the award ahead of fellow nominees Scott Cam, Essie Davis, Grant Denyer, Lee Lin Chin and The Project colleague, last year’s Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore. In his acceptance speech, Aly paid tribute …

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May 08 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 10 years ago

In 2006, after ten nominations and seeing his co-star Lisa McCune collect four over the years, it finally happened. Blue Heelers star John Wood collected the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian Television at the 48th annual TV Week Logie Awards. “It’s wonderful, absolutely wonderful,” Wood told TV Week at the time. “I feel …

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May 07 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 25 years ago

The Seven Network‘s Steve Vizard was awarded the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality On Australian TV at the 33rd annual TV Week Logie Awards. The Gold Logie came a year after Vizard, a cast member and producer of sketch comedy series Fast Forward, branched out to produce and host Seven’s late-night talk/variety show Tonight Live. …

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May 06 2016

TV Week Logie Awards: 50 years ago

Gordon Chater (pictured), from sketch comedy series The Mavis Bramston Show, won the Gold Logie for Most Popular Personality on Australian TV at the 8th annual TV Week Logie Awards. The presentation was held at Melbourne’s Southern Cross Hotel on Monday, 21 March 1966, though there appears to have been no televised or press coverage …

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May 01 2016

Nine switches ties to Southern Cross

The biggest shake-up in Australian regional television since aggregation is set to unfold with the announcement that Southern Cross Austereo has secured a five-year affiliation deal with the Nine Network — essentially bringing an end to the 27-year partnership that Nine has had with WIN for carrying Nine’s programs to much of regional eastern Australia. The …

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